Conor Gearin is a writer, editor and digital media producer from St. Louis living in Rhode Island. He's a Digital Producer for BirdNote, where he helps create daily radio programs about birds as well as the Threatened and Bring Birds Back podcasts. His work has appeared in The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2019, The Atlantic, Undark, The Millions, The New Territory, New Scientist, and elsewhere. He co-created and co-hosted the BioGenesis podcast with fellow GPSW alum Raleigh McElvery. He received an S.M. in Science Writing at MIT and an M.S. in Biology at the University of Nebraska Omaha, where he completed thesis research on grassland bird conservation. He writes a newsletter about local wildlife and landscapes called Possum Notes. Favorite bird? Common Yellowthroat.
Thesis: Evolution in the Cornbelt: How a Few Special Species Are Adapting to Industrial Agriculture